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Old 06-10-2005, 05:15 PM   #16
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Adrian, what's the brand name on the stuff you use? I started using Barryman's (I think) a while back and had magnets come loose on two motors within a week of starting to use it and haven't touched it since.
Jon is that Berryman B-12 brake cleaner in the red,white and blue can? If so that is some real nasty stuff and is not actually legal for sale in California. I know because I sell it.
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It was in a Red White and Blue Can. I know that. I don't know what part number it was and the only thing I used it on was motors and like I said, I had two motor mag drop from it.
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Pretty much everyone in Florida uses this stuff. I looked it up on line and I am pretty sure its Wearever W73400734020AV - WEAREVER BRAKE CLEANER. It come in a goldish brown and black can. Its not like motor spray it IS motor spray.

PM Butter the Xray driver from Miami to confirm the name. He uses it too.
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Pretty much everyone in Florida uses this stuff. I looked it up on line and I am pretty sure its Wearever W73400734020AV - WEAREVER BRAKE CLEANER. It come in a goldish brown and black can. Its not like motor spray it IS motor spray.

PM Butter the Xray driver from Miami to confirm the name. He uses it too.
Wearever Brake Cleaner is only sold at Advance Auto Parts/Advance Discount Auto Parts. Great stuff...same as motor spray and super cheap. Go to one of the 2800 Advance stores and they will hook you up!
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:02 PM   #20
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CRC also makes an electronics spray which isn't harsh on plastic at all.
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Berryman's B-12 ChemTool is not brake cleaner and it is not illegal in California. It is carburator cleaner and available everywhere including at some Costco's by the case. That said, it is a horrible motor spray because it is rough on paint and plastics
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I use "Carby Cleaner" from the $2 shops..

Don`t use it at the track only when i want to give the motor a good clean between meets & i find it works GREAT..

At the track i just use the air compressor between heats & re-oil.

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Next Dimension it's 1.59 a can at Menards.Its the same stuff some of the major motor builders use.
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Berryman's B-12 ChemTool is not brake cleaner and it is not illegal in California. It is carburator cleaner and available everywhere including at some Costco's by the case. That said, it is a horrible motor spray because it is rough on paint and plastics
I know it wasn't carb cleaner. I know for sure it's brake cleaner but it was in a white can with red and blue writing from Berryman's and it ate the epoxy holding the magnets on the motor car. I would like to find a cheap alternative to regular motor spray that I can trust.
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i just got a big can of brake cleaner while at a national on sunday just gone.

wicked stuff, it is stronger than motor spray and it blows away more crap than motor spray...plus you get twice as much for half the price
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Old 06-11-2005, 01:41 PM   #26
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I use brake cleaner from Wurth nr. 890 108 7. Works fine on motors, hasn't melted any endbells yet, works fine to clean lexan bodies, but extreme overdosing makes them crack.

The following warning text from the can always cracks me up "Avoid release to the enviroment". Err. So how do I use it then?
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I use Wurth Contact and circuit board cleaner. It has a less aggressive chemical makeup regarding plastics but still does a better job than some of the "rc motor cleaners" that I have used.

I'm a little partial but all the guys at my track like it because it dries faster than most of the other choices.
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Make your selections very carefully. I've had brake cleaner melt the s#@t out of tranny cases and the like. There's definitely some caustic stuff out there. Is the $1 or 2 you save worth wrecking your only part on race day?
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That's why after several practice runs and talking with the engineers I chose this contact cleaner 1893961

http://www.wurthusa.com/project/en/l...th=04.0231.jpg

I've even used it when rebuilding shocks and it doesn't hurt the rubber seals. I always put a little lube on them just to be safe after cleaning.
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